Who’s the new young gun in comedy movies today?
TJ Miller, that’s who. Miller has starred and co starred in NINE STRAIGHT "A" MOVIES. Well, A by today’s standards. He was co lead in CLOVER-FIELD (cameraman and talking through the entire picture), THE GOODS (with Jeremy Piven), GET HIM TO THE GREEK, YOGI BEAR( Park Ranger), GULLIVER’S TRAVELS, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, SHES OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE, UNSTOPPABLE (WITH DENZEL), and in August he’s co starring with KC’s Paul Rudd in MY IDIOT BROTHER.
He’s a regular on Chelsea Handler, the star of former TV series Carpoolers and he has a new Comedy Central Special being shot next month. Wow, that’s a mouthful.
I met the guy three years ago. According to TJ, Stanford’s was his first full week at a comedy club that mattered. He – God knows why- loved the club, the Glazers, Johnny Dare and Kansas City. Go figure.
He killed it on stage. Dare loved the guy and had him on every show that week. The rest is now soon to become comedy magic story time. Miller smoked it in Hollywood. Movie after movie, they love him. "I don’t know of any young actor/comic that has hit it so hard and fast in LA," said my agent Matt Blake at CAA.
Miller is the real deal.
He has everything, humor (of course), good looks, a removed brain tumor (for real), a porno actress gal pal, he’s handsome and is a kind and nice person. He’s a rare breed in this biz. Loyal as well.
It’s three years later, he’s well-to-do, has a "staff" handling him hourly, by phone, email, text and probably drums.
The kid’s become a star and now he’s back at Stanford’s.
TJ made it clear that he’s only doing comedy clubs here and there. He doesn’t need the dough and his film schedule is overloaded. But he took time out this week to come back to KC, where much of it all began for him a couple years back.
It’s nice to see a guy who really thinks I’m a mentor, a pal, a big brother….
Man, am I sick or what? Anyways, if you can come out and check out this still-rising comedy/film star, you’ll be glad you did.
Tonight through Saturday: TJ MILLER AT STANFORD AND SONS IN THE LEGENDS